The economy is great! Inflation is dead! We’re on our way to a soft landing! We keep hearing messages like this over and over again from Fed officials, the Biden administration, academics, and financial news pundits. But doesn’t the spin seem a little detached from reality? In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey exposes the political class’s gaslighting operation. He also talks about the big selloff in gold this week.
The Federal Reserve wrapped up its September meeting on Wednesday and left interest rates unchanged. But Powell and Company had plenty to say. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey breaks down the rhetoric and argues that what the Fed says and what it will do are two different things.
The economy is in a slow burn. You can’t even see the flames. But you can smell whiffs of smoke every now and then if you’re paying attention. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey calls attention to that smoke with a breakdown of August’s CPI and some other data that came out this week. He also busts a myth about silver.
A commenter on the SchiffGold Facebook page recently asserted that silver coins are “junk.” Why? Because as he put it, “silver is not rare,” and, “The silver/gold ratio investment premise is obsolete in this industrial, computerized and AI world.”
What should we make of these assertions?
We’re fed up — fed up with the Federal Reserve. After all, it is the engine that drives the biggest government in history. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey explains what the Fed is, how it came to be, and how it enables reckless government borrowing and spending. He also talks about one reason why the recent drop in the CPI is likely transitory.
Silver is fundamentally a monetary metal and its price tends to track with gold over time. But it is also an important element in technology and industry. Industrial use makes up more than half of the demand for silver.
We’re seeing new uses for silver in technology all the time. The most recent issue of Silver News from the Silver Institute highlights some of these new developments.
We’re kicking off Labor Day weekend. That means you’re going to hear a lot of rhetoric about how the government needs to do more for workers. But as Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey explains, we don’t really need better government policies for workers. We need better money for everybody. He also talks about tanking consumer confidence in this bubble economy.
Labor Day is coming up. That means we will hear a lot about the plight of American workers. And we will undoubtedly hear calls for new policies to help make their lives better. But we don’t really need more government policies to help workers.
We need better money.
The BRICS economic bloc announced it will add six new members, including Saudi Arabia. The growing influence of BRICS could ultimately dent Western economic power and undermine the dollar’s role as the world’s reserve currency. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey talks about the ramifications of BRICS expansion, de-dollarization, and the possibility of a BRICS currency. He also talks about how silver is inexcusably low.
There is a growing consensus that the Federal Reserve can successfully slay price inflation and bring the economy to a soft landing. After all, the economy appears to be chugging along. But as Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey explains, there are a lot of things bubbling under the surface that should temper that optimism. In fact, what we’re seeing today looks a lot like 2007.